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Columbine Leaf Miner

Phytomyza aquilegivora

Description:

Larvae chew "trails" on host plants leaving wiggly lines and damage to the leaves of the plants. Pupae are tiny, yellowish to dark brown and shiny. They resemble seeds (Pictures 3-6). Found hanging on the underside of the "mined" leaves. Leaf Miners are often host specific.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard garden, affecting planted Columbine.

Notes:

Unfortunately, I don't have any images of the larvae.

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New York, USA

Lat: 40.78, Long: -73.20

Spotted on Oct 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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